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Afuera Islands
Afuera Islands is located in Antarctica
Afuera Islands
Afuera Islands
Location in Antarctica
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°20′S 61°36′W / 64.333°S 61.600°W / -64.333; -61.600
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population Uninhabited


Afuera Islands, also known as Penguin Island or Dodge Rocks, are a group of three small islands lying north of Challenger Island and just outside the south entrance point to Hughes Bay, off the west coast of Graham Land. First charted by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1908–10, under Jean-Baptiste Charcot. The name, which appears on an Argentine government chart of 1957, is probably descriptive of the islands' location; "Afuera" means outer or outside.

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